Points Ladders Shaken at Bowman Gray
Jonathan Brown drops; Myers clings to points lead.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The points battles continue to rage on at Bowman Gray Stadium, with the ladders being shaken up after Saturday’s action.
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall turned the fastest time, placing him on the pole for the start of the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Although he was recovering from a five-week bout of pneumonia, Brown was still able to grab the lead and the checkered flag in dominant fashion.
            Brown is striving for his ninth championship in 2012, an accomplishment that would shatter Ralph Brinkley’s long-held record for most Modified titles at the Stadium. “You’ve got to win as many as you can and finish in the top-five as much as possible,” said Brown. “It’s a tough deal this early in the season. It’s a long battle to be fought here.”
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove qualified in second and pressured Brown during the race. But Brown wouldn’t budge, relegating Myers to a second place finish. “Tim and I were pretty even,” said Myers. “I got a feeling that at the end of the year it’s going to come down to me racing that blue car again.”
            But things can change in an instant at Bowman Gray Stadium. As the green flag fell in the second Modified race, Brian Loftin of Lexington and rookie Tommy Neal of Walkertown tangled for the lead. They collided and created a massive pileup in the blink of an eye.
            Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, who was tied for the points lead entering Saturday’s events, ran straight into the wreckage. His car was mangled before the first lap was over, dropping him down to fifth in the points.
            Myers was also involved in the incident. “The second race was just wild,” said Myers. “I got stopped, and I got drilled from behind and shoved in the wreck. It knocked the right front tire off of it.”
            “But when you grow up racing over here, you go through just about every scenario you can think of. So when I go down the backstretch and I’m yelling ‘right front,’ they’ve already got the stuff ready to fix it when I come in,” said Myers. “We salvaged a little bit. It could’ve been a lot worse.”
            Myers finished 11th in the second race, keeping him in the points lead but causing him to lose ground. Younger brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove stays even with Burt, maintaining his second place ranking in the points.
            But Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg and Tim Brown were able to move up the ladder into third and fourth, narrowing the distance between them and the Myers brothers.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Jeff Garrison of Arcadia claimed the checkered in the second race – boosting him into the points lead. Bryant Robertson of Lexington falls from the top spot down to second.
            The points ladder tightens in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Billy Gregg of Lexington stays up front, but Doug Wall of Pfafftown moves up to only four points behind him. Trinity resident David Sumner’s win on Saturday puts him in a strong third place ranking.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Charlie Curry of Welcome finished second – keeping him in the points lead. A.J. Sanders of Mocksville brought home a win, placing him second on the points ladder.
            This Saturday is the biggest test yet for the competitors – it’s Double Points Night. Each race will award double the normal amount of points, so get ready for some fireworks.
            The Sportsman cars will compete in the Whelen Sportsman 100 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Sportsman Series. The Modifieds race in twin 25-lappers, with the Street Stock and Stadium Stock Divisions filling out the schedule.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 6:30, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

 

Points Standings

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

172

39

2

4

Jason Myers

169

39

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

162

44

4

83

Tim Brown

157

43

5

22

Jonathan Brown

155

22

6

50

Michael Clifton

142

38

7

69

Junior Miller

135

39

8

81

Austin Pack

133

36

9

65

Danny Bohn

125

33

10

25

John Smith

121

33

11

05

Tony Black

115

35

12

5

Randy Butner

112

39

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

111

3

14

21

Tommy Neal

93

28

15

48

Brad Robbins

88

22

 

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

3

Jeff Garrison

166

37

2

72

Bryant Robertson

160

27

3

70

Gary Ledbetter

157

42

4

18

Kenny Bost

156

44

5

02

Derek Stoltz

155

35

6

81

Zack Clifton

152

39

7

9

David Adams

150

39

8

50

Barry Edwards

139

35

9

86

Taylor Branch

136

40

10

19

Michael Adams

122

38

11

79

John Lain

109

38

 

20

Jacob Creed

109

27

13

07

Danny Cornwell

92

15

14

92

Kyle Southern

88

18

15

26

Michael Tilley

87

37

 


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

188

46

2

12

Doug Wall

184

48

3

1

David Sumner

178

50

4

44

Daniel Fishel

164

44

5

4

John Holleman

162

40

6

22

Brian Wall

144

42

7

55

Stephen Baker

140

38

8

66

Whitney Clifton

134

34

9

05

Spencer Martin

112

12

10

8

K.J. Stimpson

106

 

11

88

Nick Brill

102

28

12

21

Justin Taylor

100

20

13

9

Darren Cotner

96

24

14

25

Johnny Arnder

78

32

15

16

Allen Henkel

74

18

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

61

Charlie Curry

190

48

2

24

A.J. Sanders

184

50

3

1

Rob Young

170

50

 

81

Chuck Wall

170

40

5

44

Andrew Durham

168

48

 

26

Derek Taylor

168

26

7

7

Chris Allison

164

44

8

13

Chase Hunt

160

44

9

69

Drew Moffitt

148

46

 

16

Stephen Sanders

148

38

11

22

Jason Tutterow

146

32

12

62

Kevin Hedgecock

140

42

 

3

Rik Newsome

140

38

14

02

Wesley Thompson

134

34

 

89

Joseph Swanson

134

28